I came up with the idea for The Geek Manifesto in summer 2010. I wrote the proposal that autumn, and signed my contract with Transworld (Bantam Press) just before Christmas.

I wrote the book in the first nine months of last year (punctuated by the arrival of my daughter Anna), delivered the manuscript at the end of September, and got my first proofs early this year.

It’s now been published! And on the day after the Government finally committed to a Libel Reform Bill in the Queen’s Speech…

Here’s Anna investigating…


Many thanks to everyone who’s helped to make this project happen — especially to my editor Susanna Wadeson, my copy-editor Brenda Updegraff, the brilliant designer Leon Dufour, Polly Osborn who’s led on publicity, and my agent Georgina Capel. And, of course, to my wife Niki.

Enjoy the book!

About markgfh

Mark Henderson is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health by supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Geek Manifesto contains his personal views, not those of the Wellcome Trust. Before joining the Trust in January 2012, Mark was Science Editor of The Times, where he built a reputation as one of Britain's foremost science journalists and commentators. Mark's first book, 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, was published in 2009 by Quercus
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One Response to Published!

  1. nmailer says:

    An important geek-worthy question: under what licence is the book released?

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